• Aboard Texas State Railroad

All departures of Texas State Railroad now through December 31st will be pulled by our newly-refurbished FP9 locomotive engine. There will be NO steam-powered train rides for the remainder of 2018.

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Locomotive Ride-Along

Advanced Reservations Required

Rub Elbows with the Engineer and Conductor for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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November 17 - December 27, 2018

All Aboard! Join us for a magical trip this holiday season to the North Pole on The Polar Express. Tickets sell quickly. reserve your seats now.

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Pints in the Pines

LAST SATURDAY NIGHT RIDE OF 2018! September 22, out of Rusk

What could be better than sampling Texas-brewed beers aboard a historic train as it travels the Piney Woods of the Lone Star State?  Savor the rich flavors of an amber harvest while drinking in the scenery and leisurely pace of a train ride.

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Pumpkin Patch Train Ride

10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, October 6 - 28, 2018

Unleash the kids this harvest season and set them loose on a Pumpkin Patch full of interactive games, prizes, tricks and treats! Every Saturday and Sunday, October 7 through the 29th kids of all ages can ride the historic rails from the Rusk, TX train depot to Texas State Railroad’s very own Pumpkin Patch.

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ROMANCE ON THE RAILS – Saturday Night Train Rides

LAST SATURDAY NIGHT RIDE OF 2018! September 22, departing out of Rusk

It’s datenight in the Piney Woods!

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Chocolate Lovers Special – Come Enjoy a Sweet Journey with Us!

Watch for 2019 dates

Texas State Railroad kicks off its 2019 season with the inaugural Chocolate Lovers’ Specials

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May’s Maydelle Turntable Runs

Coming May 2019

Education and FUN on a TRAIN!

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Summer means Steam at Texas State Railroad

Steam starts May 26, 2018

Summer is when the big boys come out to play!

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Easter Egg Express

Coming Spring 2019

BIG Bunny Sighting Aboard Texas State Railroad

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Because of special, incidental or consequential situations that may be out of our control, Texas State Railroad reserves the right to adjust our operation between the date of your booking and the day of departure. These changes could include (but not be limited to): locomotive power for the day, passenger car assignments, layover and/or meal time during the four-hour ride and departure and/or arrival times. Thanking you in advance for your consideration.